Cadrene is a sesquiterpene that is found in the essential oil of cannabis and cedar wood and has a sweet, woody fragrance that adds appeal to the cannabis scent profile. Cadrene is present in low concentrations, which makes it a secondary terpene, although contributes to the overall performance and aroma of the cultivar.

Cadrene also provides antibacterial, antiseptic, and astringent properties and has been widely used in many medical applications dating back throughout history. Cadrene provides an appealing scent and is commonly used in perfumes and oils for products such as candles, colognes, deodorants, cleaning agents, and insect repellents.